geographer

noun
ge·​og·​ra·​pher | \ jē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce geographer (audio) \

Definition of geographer

: a specialist in geography

Examples of geographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few years back, Dan initiated the need to have the wine region evaluated by a professional geographer and viticulturist who examined the geological formations. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Meanwhile, at Dartmouth, a young American geographer named Don Foote is trying to finish his PhD. Don’s a Hispanic kid from rural America. Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Apr. 2022 The determinism of Karl Marx and the mid-20th-century French geographer Fernand Braudel, Kennedy says, was vindicated by the extent of the Allied (and particularly the American) industrial base, which made victory a foregone conclusion. Robert D. Kaplan, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 Luis Mendes, a geographer at the University of Lisbon, said the effect of Americans and foreigners in Portugal is mixed. Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 Dmitry Streletskiy, a geographer at George Washington University, explained that long before ice begins to thaw, warming decreases permafrost’s ability to support structures. Lois Parshley, Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2022 Jacques Mourey, a geographer at the Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, has studied how rising temperatures have altered climbing conditions on the Mont Blanc mountain range over the past 40 years. Agostino Petroni, Outside Online, 23 Oct. 2020 In all, according to a fire analysis by University of Maryland geographer Louis Giglio, more than 100 fires have scorched the ranch since 2004. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Corcoran is a professional geographer in Astoria, Oregon, a misty fishing port where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Bruce Barcott, Outside Online, 25 Aug. 2011 See More

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First Known Use of geographer

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geographer

see geography

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1 Jul 2022

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“Geographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geographer. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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